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. they are standing firm behind the president. the president went out and made phone calls to john kerry, joe biden. they finalized the decision this morning. >> we were all glued watching john kerry give this long drawn out dramatic speech about making the case for going, at least some military action, with syria and now this. why put john kerry out there on friday and then less than 24 hours later say, we're going to hold our horses a little bit here? >> reporter: that's a very good question. john kerry will be on the sunday morning talk shows tomorrow morning including state of the union. in some ways john kerry was not only talking about what he thinks and what the administration thinks, he was responding to what was happening around the world. the united nations had really in the minds of the white house had really stimmied this president. they could not go to the u.n. security council and say give us a vote for striking syria because russia was saying no. we're not going to give you that vote. the united kingdom, britain that's always there with the united states just had that traumatic vote
mattingly for us in decatur, georgia. let's go to houston where the son of the vice president joe biden is said to be undergoing testing at a world renowned treat treatment with his family at his side. bo biden experienced an episode of weakness and disorientation. this several years after he suffered a stroke. we're also learning that president obama spoke with the vice president over the weekend to extend his best wishes. joining us now to explain this more is our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. elizabeth, first off, what do we know about bo biden's status? >> we really don't know much. we know that he had this recent episode of disorientation and weakness. we know he's being evaluated at md anderson, which is a renowned cancer center. that's all they do. i think it is important, it is significant where he is. he is being evaluated at a cancer center. we don't know what that means, but we do know that that's important. >> now, one of the other things we do know is that he had a mild stroke in 2010. a lot of times if someone is ill, you look back to past afflictions they'
matters. on wednesday vice president joe biden held a briefing for a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the house and the senate. that briefing according to a separate u.s. official covered what that person called the full range of embassy security issues, including long-term investments, and this is important here, wolf, immediate threats. now, it is worth noting here, as u.s. officials are concerned that this current threat could be coming out of the arabian peninsula and perhaps yemen, the president of yemen was just at the white house yesterday for a face-to-face meeting with president obama and, in fact, the president praised the yemeni leader for making progress, he said, against al qaeda. here is what the president had to say. >> because of some of the very effective military reforms that the president initiated when he came into this office, what we've seen is al qaeda in the arabian peninsula or aqap moved back out of territories it was controlling. >> reporter: now, add to that during his briefing with reporters, white house press secretary jay carney was asked about an uptick
an actual or imminent threat to the nation. that was then. vice president joe biden, when he was a senator back in 2007, in a different context going to war against iran, said this -- i want i want to make it clear, and i made it clear to the president, that if he takes the nation to war in iran without congressional approval, i will make it my business to impeach him. that's a fact. that is a fact. >> that is a fact. he said, that is a fact, if he goes to war against iran without congressional approval, i will call for his impeachment. you know, john, iran is a major supporter of syrian president assad. the iranians say they will retaliate itches that's one of the strategic calculations about how to do the military operation, one of the great skepticism you get in congress, you talk to retired diplomats and generals, can you deliver that blunt force on syria, as the president is plachbing, without causing a domino effect. look at a map, you know the whole gulf region right there. the administration is trying to come up with a plan that punishing syria without having a ripple effect. wolf,
rival. >> vice president joe biden -- [ laughter ] yeah, the nice thing is you don't even need a punch line. >> reporter: speaking of the vice president, an aide confirmed he'll be the speaker at a state fry hosted by senator tom hearken next month. a stage he shared with then senators barack obama and hillary clinton six years ago. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: while an aide says biden is only make up for missing last year's gathering, it's a sign he's keeping the door open for 2016, with pundits endlessly reading into hillary clinton's paid appearances. her upcoming appearance with terry, not to mention her lunch with the president. >> keep in mind, she's been there before. she doesn't have to measure them. >> reporter: but former advisers to clinton insist the chatter is way too early. >> oh, i think that hillary clinton would be just fine if nobody talked about her for six months. i don't think she'd feel badly about that at all. >> reporter: tell that to rick santorum, who made a surprisingly strong 2012 bid all about iowa. that's where he was back again over the weekend, u
. >>> and vice president joe biden is giving new details about his son beau. the 44-year-old delaware attorney general has undergone a successful procedure, beau biden sought treatment after feeling weak and disoriented on a family vacation last week. the vice president says his son, the attorney general of delaware, will be discharged and return to his home state tomorrow. >>> chris christie's lead in the new jersey governor's race is shrinking, a new monmouth university asbury park press poll shows christie beating his democratic challenger 56% to 36% among likely voters. he was up by a whopping 30 points points in mid june. a big win for christie could be hi launching point for a 2016 run. >>> potential big news -- the website all things d is reporting that google recently met with nfl commissioner roger goodell to discuss broadcasting live nfl games on youtube. so neither google nor the nfl would comment on the story. directv has a package, but only for two more year. apple as $150 billion in profit it could be looking to spend as well. >>> a georgia tech solve mare may go down in history
of vice president joe biden is heading home to delaware after successfully undergoing a procedure and medical evaluation in houston. it's unclear what procedure he underwent. beau biden, delaware's attorney general, second into the cancer hospital after feeling weak and disoriented while on vacation last week. >> a massachusetts grand jury has indicted form are new england patriot tight end aaron hernandez with murder. he's being charged with orchestrating the death of oudin lloyd who was shot five times with a handgun. authorities say hernandez and two other men picked up lloyd from his boston apartment before the killing. hernandez has pleaded not guilty. >> and a bizarre and gruesome mystery developing in england. who killed one of the queen's swans? the remains of the barbecued swan were discovered near queen elizabeth's castles in windsor. and by law, all unmarked swans belong to the queen. it's been a law in effect since the 12 century. >> when we come back, president obama kicks off a bus tour in upstate new york. one of his stops, an exclusive sitdown interview with our ow
. ♪ >>> president obama was joined by his right hand man, joe biden on a bus tour today. he was with his son in texas as he underwent surgery. he spoke of it for the first time today. >> i just want y'all to know since you asked about my son. it's not only good to be here, but things are good in delaware. my son beau is fine, sends his love. he wanted me to say hello to all of you and he wanted to be with his colleague kathleen, the attorney general of the state of pennsylvania. he's doing well. he's getting back to work. >> the president's bus tour is somewhat reminiscent of the campaign trail and cnns senior white house correspondent is here with the details. jim, you have followed him for a long time today. it's been a long one. >> reporter: it has. something you know very well. as the president was gearing up for the final day of the bus tour, a white house spokesman was talking about the chemical spill in syria. the president had a tricky balancing act on his hands all week. there's no election in sight, but president obama was in full campaign mode traveling in the white house bus from
.s. officials and a drum beat signaling looming military action. joe biden says there's no doubt the syrian regime is responsible for the chemical attack. though the white house press secretary jay carney stresses any action would be limited. >> the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women, and children should and must be held accountable. >> i want to make clear that the options that we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> our national security analyst peter bergen is here in "the situation room". we're also joined by nick paton walsh who has reported in syria. peter, you write that syria is now a problem from hell. what do you mean? >> i think the obama administration is in an interesting spot because overthrowing assad as jay carney just said is not their aim. they're concerned about the -- >> i think that's their long-term aim, but not in the short-term by the limited strikes. >> but i think even --
seemed to understand this as a senator. so did joe biden as a senator as well. they both were very explicit that you have to be under imminent attack or, actually, in biden's case he said it's an impeachable offense. so he believed very strongly about this as a senator. i believe very strongly that the constitution was intended to separate the powers. you know, madison said that the executive is the power most likely to go to war so that we vested the power to declare war in congress. >> and an article you wrote for cnn.com you wrote this, i'll put it up on the screen. you said america's wars must be debated by congress, declared constitutionally and fought only for the interests and security of the united states. they should never be fought to save face. so what do you mean by that when you say save face? because the implication is what as far as the president is concerned? >> i think some may feel, and the president may be one who feels that he's losing his international power or acclaim if he doesn't follow -- he said there was a red line with chemical weapons and he feels incum
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